Tag Archives: Jesus

Christ’s Bride: Waiting for the Lamb

servant washing

As Judy washed her daughter’s feet, she experienced the hope of new beginnings.

“And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.

Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.

And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.”
Revelation 19:6-8 KJV

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Mary: Waiting for Redemption

best for last

The bride chose a peach beverage for the reception, shipped in blue bottles and packed in silver crates. At the Gettysburg depot, Judy hurriedly loaded the wagon with brown crates wrapped in silver and blue ribbons, not discovering her mix-up until the wedding guests called for “more of that delicious apple punch!” Judy sent a telegram, describing her mistake to the other company’s manager. He replied: “No problem. Possible peach lemon bubbly as new product. Congratulations to the new couple.”

“When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,

10 And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.”
John 2:9, 10 KJV

Bathsheba: Waiting for Renewal

quilt hug

Harriet comforted mother and child as they awaited the jury’s verdict on the ship’s captain—and baby’s father—
accused of drowning the mother’s sailor husband.

“For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another

But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,

Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;”
Titus 3:3-6 KJV

Ruth: Waiting for Inheritance

sowing and reaping

Susanna allowed the pioneer family to glean fallen apples as they looked for a permanent home in Orchard Valley. When the children discovered blueberries nearby, Susanna shared her own wagon train story as she helped bake a blue apple pie.

“That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:

The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,”
Ephesians 1:17-19 KJV

Rahab: Waiting for Peace

hiding hunger

On a morning wander through the forest, Rosita discovered two runaways from the boarding school several miles from Orchard Valley.

“And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.

And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.

But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?”
Luke 10:27-29 KJV

Tamar: Waiting for Justice

double blessing

June discovered why the clean laundry towels kept disappearing when she found the teenager and her twins sleeping in the fluff and fold room.

“Turn you to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope: even to day do I declare that I will render double unto thee;”
Zechariah 9:12 KJV

Thirst Quencher

sassafras roots

Inspired by the breakers pounding the rocks, Sam mixed his sassafras soda with a scoop of ice cream to create a favorite treat for the group of army veterans that frequented Agate Beach.

“Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.”
Proverbs 16:24 KJV

“And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God; and they shall abide: for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth.”
Micah 5:4 KJV

National Root Beer Float Day
Inspiration site:

a&w® rooty

“Take a photo with Rooty”
A&W® restaurant, Cave City, Kentucky USA.

Coloring Fun: Lilies of His Field

lilies of His field

Lilies of His field/color.

“And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.”
Matthew 6:28, 29 KJV

coloring fun:lilies of His field

Lilies of His field.

Mercy Shine

quilt: mercy shine

Daily wash n’ wear.

Take each day as a gift from God;
wrapping it in His promises.
At eventide, return His gift,
counting your blessings.

“But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,

Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;”
Titus 3:4-6 KJV